Is my airport too big?


#1

I was updating my Airport to handle big airplanes, but started to get slow at point that is nearly impossible to play.
Is my airport too big for this version or my ploblem is the people that got forever stuck?




#2

Nah, it’s not.


#3

I wonder about your use of sidewalks and the location of your bus stops. My passengers don’t like to take the path backward at all, but yours are going to have to find a path on a sidewalk instead of through a terminal. I try to dump all my people at the curb, get them inside and then get them through as quick as possible… and even then, It’s not easy or working. I’m on my 10th or 15th iteration and pondering the next redo…


#4

Your airport is way bigger.
Its slow or you have a super computer?

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I wonder about your use of sidewalks and the location of your bus stops. My passengers don’t like to take the path backward at all, but yours are going to have to find a path on a sidewalk instead of through a terminal. I try to dump all my people at the curb, get them inside and then get them through as quick as possible… and even then, It’s not easy or working. I’m on my 10th or 15th iteration and pondering the next redo…

I have bus stops on the second one too, but they do travel between the two buildings and I think that is because the checkin desks pick the wrongs flys.


#5

I get about 3-4 fps… and it’s going to get worse with the opening of the next 26 gates above the previous 51… now it’s an issue of available grid squares to use at all… It runs on an old laptop i5 ok. It’s a simulation game, so I’m not so worried about the graphics.

I suspect it’s more of the work in progress for you. I’ve made many many iterations of my airports… my save game file is actually called “finally working” because it took me so long to start to figure out the intricacies and i"m still learning. That’s part of the fun of simulation games for me… figuring out what works… I’ll let you know when I finally do…

Split terminals are hard. I’m actually about to try it using pedestrian crossings along a service road… /fingers crossed as to what happens when I open all of the gates… error messages may crash the whole damn thing.


#6

I can’t comment on the FPS drop, but do you need four runways? Looking at your GA parking and terminals, wouldn’t 2 be sufficient?

Unless it ties in to future expansion plans, maybe?


#7

I completely agree with that. One thing has become readily apparent to me in this game… to many choices for the game to pick doesn’t end well… same could be true of RL people too… I also don’t ever make runways longer than they’re needed. I have yet to find need for those mid point runway exit points unless the runway is too long. Besides, if you stagger them, you can have your runways right next to eachother to free up space down the road. The runway plan I have built is the end result of multiple iterations and frustrations. That particular make-up I"ve come across can put a lot of airplanes in teh air quickly and put a lot of them on the ground quickly. THey all flow in the same direction too… right to left. It allows for arrivals and departures to not block eachother out as much as possible. The line for leaving can get ridiculous, so I tried to build in runway space for them to wait while not blocking other aircraft from being able to depart the gate.


#8

Indeed, agree runway length, made it long enough for medium aircraft, and haven’t touched it since. I only have one servicing 3 medium stands, 5 small stands and 5 GA (were remote small stands, but was having issues with delayed flights (I have found the solution, so now experimenting with my ‘B’ Apron that handles medium flights), so changed them to to GA (don’t want to forget how GA helped get my airport going).

The queue of departing aircraft did sometimes block departing aircraft, but I have since demolished that terminal, so is not an issue anymore. I may move the runway further away, even if I add a second one, to prevent lines of aircraft blocking the ramp But, that is just something to keep in mind for future upgrades to my airport.


#9

I find the GAA only gums up the works in its current version